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    Updated 12/10/2018

    Below are some current Internship and Volunteer Opportunities.  Mr. Hartley also has a list of Apprenticeships that are available in the Seattle area.  If you would like more information or are interested in some other options please contact Roosevelt's Career Connected Learning Specialist, Doug Hartley​ at 206-252-5770, email him at or stop by his office 141D.

    Seattle City Light Summer High School Internships
    During your 8-week paid internship, you will work on a variety of administrative duties, assist with key projects, receive guidance from mentors, participate in special trainings and maybe even go into the field with your colleagues.
    Additionally, our interns come together for a variety of programming:
    Chats with our executive leaders
    Professional development workshops with your fellow high school and college interns
    Adventures to City Light facilities
    Exploration of equity and social justice in the workplace
    At the end of the internship, our high school interns wow their colleagues with a professional presentation showcasing their experiences and learning outcomes.
    To be eligible for our high school internships, you must meet the following criteria:
    Enrolled as a high school student before and after the internship (i.e., continuing student)
    Possess a minimum 2.00 GPA
    Be at least 16 years of age by the start of the internship
    Have U.S. citizenship or a U.S. legal work permit
    Preference given to current residents within the Seattle City Light service area
    Our high school internships are posted in early April each year on our Current Internship Opportunities and on the City of Seattle Internships and Workstudy page.
    City Light Internship Page

    Teens In Public Service
    Last year TIPS received more than 300 student applications for 65 internship placements, from more than 70 high schools in the Seattle area. We are hoping that students from your school will be represented in the 2019 summer intern class.
    TIPS interns work in a variety of fields to serve the community. Interns provide affordable housing and homeless services, tutor youth, gain experience in the medical, science and environmental fields, and provide cultural enrichment opportunities to children and families. In addition to their nonprofit work, TIPS interns participate in leadership trainings, service activities, and public speaking events led by our organization to help develop these teens into young leaders who understand the need for service, compassion and civic engagement within their community.
    All applications are due on Monday, February 25th, 2019 at 5:00 pm along with TWO letters of recommendation.
    TIPS Application

    Burke Museum Girls In Science Program - WINTER 2019 SESSION
    The High School Girls in Science program gives girls in grades 9–12 the opportunity to be a part of the groundbreaking research that's happening every day at UW. This winter, girls will have an opportunity to investigate the Burke's plant collections at the Herbarium! Girls will learn about plant morphology and traits important for plant identification, they will make and mount herbarium collections, they will create scientific illustrations of their specimens, and they will compare herbarium specimens with fossils from the Burke’s paleobotany collection to reveal what the Pacific Northwest would have looked like millions of years ago.
    Ages: Grades 9–12
    Cost: FREE (assistance with bus passes available upon request)
    Session Dates: Six* Wednesdays from 3:15 –5:15 pm; January 23, February 6, February 13, February 27, March 6, and March 16.
    Apply: Applications for the Winter 2019 session are open through December 21!
    Girls In Science Applications

    Year Up
    This program is for graduating Seniors ages 18-24. 
    Our program combines hands-on skills development, courses eligible for college credit, and corporate internships to prepare students for success in professional careers and higher education.
    Develop skills you need for the job you want.
    We align our training with corporate partner needs and market trends to ensure that the skills you learn will be in-demand. Learn valuable technical and professional skills, and gain work experience during internships at top companies.
    Earn while you learn.
    Earn a stipend throughout the program (both while you train and during your internship) and complete courses eligible for college credit.
    Get ongoing support and guidance.
    Our staff (including program managers, coaches, and student services teams) and our strong alumni network support you in reaching your maximum potential, both as a student and as a working professional.
    Year Up Program

    The United States Youth Conservation Corps
    YCC is a summer youth employment program that engages young people in meaningful work experiences on national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and fish hatcheries while developing an ethic of environmental stewardship and civic responsibility. YCC programs are generally 8 to 10 weeks and members are paid the minimum wage for a 40-hour work week. Most YCC opportunities are non-residential programs which provide paid daytime work activities with members who commute to the Federal unit daily.
    Who is eligible?
    Youth, 15 through 18 years of age, who are permanent residents of the United States, are eligible for employment without regard to social, economic, racial, or ethnic backgrounds. Youth with physical or other challenges who can effectively participate in most YCC activities are eligible. Youth must have no history of serious criminal or other antisocial behavior that might endanger their safety or that of others; have or be able to obtain a work permit as required under the laws of their State; have a Social Security number or have made application of one.
    Youth Conservation Corps

    Fred Hutch Summer Internships
    High school students are welcome to apply for an 8 week, paid summer research internship at Fred Hutch. The Hutch has an international reputation for its pioneering research in biological sciences, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, cancer prevention, epidemiology, and biostatistics.
    Selected interns will spend 1 full week in training. This includes hands-on training in laboratory safety techniques and skills in our Training Labs, designated safe labs for minors. Interns will then be paired and matched to a host mentor who will supervise them over the remaining 7 weeks on specific projects or activities in the host lab. Interns also attend weekly workshops and seminars. The internship culminates with a reflection presentation during the final week.
    Fred Hutch Summer Internships

    National Security Agency
    Take advantage of NSA’s student programs to learn more about NSA, deepen your knowledge of your career field, and collect a paycheck or scholarship money. We offer internships, scholarships, a co-op program and more. Search for the perfect opportunity for you based on your education level and field of interest.
    Remember, NSA selects most of its student program candidates up to a year in advance. That means your application will be due at least nine months before you start, so don't forget to plan ahead!
    NSA High School Programs

    Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program
    The apprentice program is designed to encourage high school students to pursue science and engineering careers; acquaint qualified high school students with the activities of Department of Navy (DoN) laboratories through summer science and engineering research experiences; to provide students with opportunities in and exposure to scientific and engineering practice and personnel not available in their school environment; to expose those students to DoN research and engineering activities and goals in a way that encourages a positive image and supportive attitude toward our defense community; and to prepare these students to serve as positive role models for their peers by encouraging other high school students to take more science and math courses. SEAP places academically talented high school students with interest and ability in science and mathematics as apprentices in DoN laboratories for eight weeks during the summer. These students work with scientists and engineers who act as mentors. The program offers students a unique and positive experience in their fields of interest, thus encouraging them to pursue careers in science and engineering.
    SEAP Program Information, SEAP Program in Washington is in Keyport, WA
    Applications have closed for Fall 2018, anticipate opening again in Fall of 2019.

    KEXP Internship
    KEXP has a few Internship openings for High School students.  If you are passionate about music and considering a career in the radio or music industry contact Doug Hartley for more information.

    Seattle Fire Department Cadet Program
    This program offers young adults an opportunity to explore a career in the fire service.  Must be at least 16 years old, in good physical condition, meet required attendance expectations and have a strong desire to be a Seattle Fire Fighter.  Open enrollment period is September 1st to December 31st.  
    Seattle Fire Cadet Program

    Microsoft High School Internship Programs 
    Microsoft has several Internship programs available for High School students including Summer Internships, Minecraft Programing and Digital Art Camp and High School Boot Camp.  Applicants must be High School Juniors or Seniors, be at least 16 years of age and be able to attend the entire time of the program. (Times vary see website for details) Application opens January 2019.
    Microsoft High School Internship Programs

    Seattle Children's Hospital Summer Nurse Camp
    During this 5 day camp students will gain insight into the world of pediatric nursing by participating in clinical observation sessions.  In these sessions students will shadow nurses in a clinical environment and observe as they provide patient care.  Applicants must be entering their Junior or Senior year of High School, must reside in the Puget Sound Area, must be available for the entire duration of Nurse Camp and must be on time each day.  Application opens February 2019.
    Seattle Children's Nurse Camp

    Seattle Police Explorers
    The mission of the Seattle Police Law Enforcement Exploring program is to bridge the gap between youth and police by educating and involving them in police operations and to interest them in Law Enforcement.
    Exploring is for young men and women 14 to 21 years of age
    Exploring can:
    Further each Explorer's education
    Encourage the Explorer's participation in a rewarding and productive service activity
    Enhance the Explorer's preparation for future roles as citizen and community members.
    Police Explorers

    Pacific Science Center
    The Science Center has various volunteer opportunities available, click on the link below to go to their web page.
    Pacific Science Center

    Museum Of Flight
    The Museum Apprentice Program (MAP) is a FREE year-round program that provides high school students with unique and exciting volunteer opportunities. During this program, students work on projects related to the museum field, education, oral histories, living history, documentary making and public service. Students who join MAP will learn about exhibit design, practice presentation and teaching techniques, and delve into aviation and space related topics.
    Museum Apprentice Program
    The Museum of Flight relies on our volunteers to give docent tours and run our many diverse programs. New volunteers are required to attend a Volunteer Orientation, which is held on a monthly basis, and additional training may be required for specific volunteer assignments. Active volunteers are asked to record a minimum of 8 hours of work per month, throughout the year.
    MOF Volunteer Opportunities
    Rising Star Project
    The 5th Avenue Theatre's Rising Star Project offers students the chance to develop professional skills through the process of producing and performing a musical on The 5th Avenue Theatre mainstage.

    Beyond being entirely student performed, the 2018/19 Rising Star Project production of West Side Story will be run by a student technical crew and supported by a team of students who have taken on roles in the marketing, development, producing, creative and casting departments. All participants are trained and mentored by dedicated theater professionals at The 5th Avenue Theatre.
    Rising Star Project

    Seattle Children's STEM Internships
    Seattle Children’s Research Institute is committed to cultivating an inclusive and diverse workforce, and inspiring the next generation of scientists, physicians, and healthcare workers. During the summer, our Science Education Department offers high school students from underrepresented groups in STEM the opportunity to apply for a competitive and paid internship position at Seattle Children’s Research Institute.
    Selected interns engage in cutting-edge research, work with leading research scientists, learn essential laboratory skills and take part in workshops on ethics, laboratory safety, college readiness and career exploration. This internship provides students with a solid foundation for a future career in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.
    Seattle Children's STEM Internships

    Museum of Pop Culture
    Various volunteer jobs are available for students 16 and up. MoPOP’s community of passionate volunteers enhance the guest experience while extending the staff’s reach. Join our team! 

    Seattle Art Museum
    SAM involves hundreds of volunteers in dynamic and engaging opportunities at all three museum sites. Our volunteers provide great customer service, support administrative tasks, facilitate art experiences, and more.
    Prospective volunteers should be passionate about art and enjoy interacting with the public. We have Open Volunteer positions for people able to make at least a six-month commitment to a weekly or every-other-week schedule. We also occasionally offer One Day Volunteer opportunities for people who are not able to make a longer commitment. Click below for volunteer applications.​​
    Seattle Art Museum Volunteers

    The Center For Wooden Boats
    High School Program Assistants may also count their hours towards a Service Learning requirement, however, this program offers a more structured internship-like experience for youth grades 9 -12. Participants choose from 4 assignment areas – Youth Sailing, Livery, Field Trips, or Visitor Services – to gain profession skills and service learning hours through meaningful engagement in program delivery.
    As a High School Program Assistant you will have the opportunity to work with classic wooden sail and row boats, repair and maintain our fleet, assist with the youth classes, and become part of the operations of a non-profit organization. You’ll have the opportunity to work with many different boats and people.
    Center For Wooden Boats Volunteer